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West Midlands MEPs flying the flag for the Black Country in Strasbourg


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Black_Country_STRAS.JPGWest Midlands MEPs James Carver and Bill Etheridge are flying the flag for the Black Country in the European Parliament in Strasbourg.

The UKIP MEPs have pledged to promote the Black Country area by flying the Black Country flag in the heart of the debating chamber in the Strasbourg parliament.

Thousands of people have been celebrating the hugely successful Black Country Day, held on Monday, through a host of events which celebrate the area's unique identity and heritage.

To support the drive West Midlands MEPs James Carver and Bill Etheridge have proudly placed Black Country flags on their tables in the debating chamber in Strasbourg.

James Carver MEP said: "The Black Country is a buzzing area that boasts a rich heritage. It's uniqueness should be promoted and celebrated and Bill and myself will do our bit fly the Black Country flag in Strasbourg and Brussels.


"Black Country Day has been a fantastic idea. It has brought communities together and money into the area. The Black Country is the workshop of the world and we should be proud of its innovation.

Fellow West Midlands MEP Bill Etheridge MEP continued: "Black Country Day has been a bostin´ initiative.

"We have a lot of be proud of in the Black Country. Our innovation in manufacturing is world renowned."

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